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Definition of emotion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 a strong feeling such as love, fear, or anger; the part of a person's character that consists of feelings He lost control of his emotions. They expressed mixed emotions at the news. Emotions are running high (= people are feeling very excited, angry, etc.). The decision was based on emotion rather than rational thought. She showed no emotion at the verdict. Mary was overcome with emotion.
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